We took pictures of Sixto’s mahogany trees when they were one-year-old. Now he is ready to harvest his 7,000 mahogany trees that were planted in 1991. He is putting up a kiln drying facility and a saw-milling equipment. He said he will now realize his dream of preparing for his retirement early. He is inviting us to the blessing of his saw-milling and kiln drying facilities this September.
Well, we salute Sixto for pursuing mahogany planting in earnest. Good luck Sixto!
By the way, we remember what the late Gabby Viterbo told us when we visited Roxas City in the late 1990s. He already had 40 hectares of mahogany trees that he started to plant in the late 1970s. At the time of our visit, he was already harvesting his 25-year-old trees. And at that time, he could get P24,000 worth of lumber from one tree that he harvested. With the present prices of wood, one could get much more from one tree today.